Running Apparel Market - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2021 - 2026)

Global Running Apparel Market is Segmented By Product Type (Clothing, Footwear, and Others), By End User (Men, Women, Kids), By Distribution channel (Offline Retail Channels and Online Retail Channels) and Geography.

Market Snapshot

Running Apparel Market
Study Period: 2016 - 2026
Base Year: 2020
Fastest Growing Market: Asia Pacific
Largest Market: North America
CAGR: 6.6 %

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Market Overview

The global running apparel market is projected to grow at a CAGR of 6.6% during the forecast period 2020 -2025.

  • The global running apparel market is projected to grow at a CAGR of 6.6% during the forecast period .elebrity endorsement, and international sports events, which are encouraging the involvement of consumers in various sports activities, including running. This has increased usage or running apparels worldwide.
  • Increasing adoption of technology and the rising popularity of smart wearables are some of the significant factors contributing to the growth of the smart shoe segment. For instance, Under Armour launched its first smart shoe models in February 2017. These shoes provide runners with automatic tracking capabilities and insights on muscular fatigue.

Scope of the report

The global running apparel market is available as clothing, footwear, and other product offerings. By the end-user, the market is segmented by men, women, and kids. By distribution channel, the market is segmented into offline retail channels and online retail channels.

By Product Type
By End User
By Distribution Channel
Online Retail Channel
Offline Retail Channel
North America
United States
Rest of North America
United Kingdom
Rest of Europe
Asia Pacific
Rest of Asia-Pacific
South America
Rest of South America
Middle East and Africa
South Africa
Saudi Arabia
Rest of Middle East and Africa

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Key Market Trends

Increasing Influence of Athleisure and Healthy Lifestyle Trends

In line with the athleisure trend, consumers are increasingly seeking for various sports equipment that includes footwear, clothing, and protective gear and accessories. Additionally, a continued shift towards more active lifestyles is driving the demand for leisure activities, such as running and cycling gears, across the world. According to IHRSA, in 2017, the United States had 60.87 million members at health and fitness clubs and from 2010 to 2017, the number of membership in health clubs increased at a rate of 2.63%. This, in turn, will increase the demand for running clothing and footwear. The increasing number of sport and fitness activities, such as running, aerobics, swimming, and yoga, as well as the increase in the number of women participating in fitness and sports activities, is supporting the growth in running apparel sales among women consumers.

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North America is the Largest Market

One of the latest trends in the region is a combination of casual and athletic designs for the development of running apparel, which is poised to provide a significant push to the growth of the market. The rising awareness about adopting healthy lifestyles, which encourages customers to buy and indulge in fitness/strength activities, is anticipated to contribute to the demand for various running apparel in the country, during the forecast period. According to IHRSA, in 2017, a number of memberships at fitness centers/health clubs in the United States reached 60.87 million, while it was around 50.2 million in 2012. Key players operating in the market are investing in e-commerce, in order, to facilitate greater convenience for buyers to make online purchases, by providing a user-friendly interface and improved websites.

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Competitive Landscape

Major market players are focusing on developing a diversified product portfolio, which is intensifying the competition in the market studied. The most active companies in the market studied include key players, such as Nike Inc., Adidas AG, Under Armour, The Columbia Sports Company, and New Balance. These companies have been taking significant measures to increase their market penetration, across the world, with the establishment of new bases and setting up more production plants, along with their associated R&D.

Table of Contents


    1. 1.1 Study Deliverables

    2. 1.2 Study Assumptions

    3. 1.3 Scope of the Study




    1. 4.1 Market Drivers

    2. 4.2 Market Restraints

    3. 4.3 Porter's Five Forces Analysis

      1. 4.3.1 Threat of New Entrants

      2. 4.3.2 Bargaining Power of Buyers/Consumers

      3. 4.3.3 Bargaining Power of Suppliers

      4. 4.3.4 Threat of Substitute Products

      5. 4.3.5 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry


    1. 5.1 By Product Type

      1. 5.1.1 Clothing

      2. 5.1.2 Footwear

      3. 5.1.3 Others

    2. 5.2 By End User

      1. 5.2.1 Men

      2. 5.2.2 Women

      3. 5.2.3 Kids

    3. 5.3 By Distribution Channel

      1. 5.3.1 Online Retail Channel

      2. 5.3.2 Offline Retail Channel

    4. 5.4 Geography

      1. 5.4.1 North America

        1. United States

        2. Canada

        3. Mexico

        4. Rest of North America

      2. 5.4.2 Europe

        1. Spain

        2. United Kingdom

        3. Germany

        4. France

        5. Italy

        6. Russia

        7. Rest of Europe

      3. 5.4.3 Asia Pacific

        1. China

        2. Japan

        3. India

        4. Australia

        5. Rest of Asia-Pacific

      4. 5.4.4 South America

        1. Brazil

        2. Argentina

        3. Rest of South America

      5. 5.4.5 Middle East and Africa

        1. South Africa

        2. Saudi Arabia

        3. Rest of Middle East and Africa


    1. 6.1 Most Active Companies

    2. 6.2 Most Adopted Strategies

    3. 6.3 Market Share Analysis

    4. 6.4 Company Profiles

      1. 6.4.1 Nike, Inc.

      2. 6.4.2 Adidas AG

      3. 6.4.3 Under Armour, Inc.

      4. 6.4.4 ASICS America Corporation

      5. 6.4.5 Mizuno USA Inc.

      6. 6.4.6 The Columbia Sportswear Company

      7. 6.4.7 New Balance

      8. 6.4.8 VF Corporation

    5. *List Not Exhaustive

**Subject to Availability

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Frequently Asked Questions

The Running Apparel Market market is studied from 2016 - 2026.

The Running Apparel Market is growing at a CAGR of 6.6% over the next 5 years.

Asia Pacific is growing at the highest CAGR over 2021- 2026.

North America holds highest share in 2020.

Nike, Inc., Adidas AG, Under Armour®, Inc., ASICS America Corporation, Mizuno USA Inc. are the major companies operating in Running Apparel Market.

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